GUN Deputy indicted for tasering suspect who fired on police

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Deputy indicted for tasering suspect who fired on police
    PINELLAS COUNTY – A Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy who chose to taser a suspect that shot at him and another deputy instead of using deadly force was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly using excessive force. Deputy Richard Farnham was on special volunteer assignment in the Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Ivan in September 2004 when the incident occurred.

    Despite the fact that one of the suspects allegedly fired a handgun at Farnham and a Santa Rosa County deputy while on patrol in Navarre Beach, the jury sitting in the Northern District of Florida’s Pensacola Division agreed that Farnham used excessive force by using a Taser gun on one of two armed suspects who had allegedly fired their guns at the deputies.

    Farnham, authorities said, actually had the right to shoot back, but chose instead not to use a life-threatening means to subdue the gunman. Farnham, who was to surrender in Santa Rosa County this week, is on administrative paid leave. The indictment has caused an uproar in the law enforcement community.

    “We are concerned and disappointed about these allegations, but will continue to cooperate in this process,” Pinellas County Sheriff Jim Coats said.
     
  2. SlowTA367

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    That's fucking ridiculous. So a taser is excessive, but a gun wouldn't have been?
     
  3. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I guess he won't make that mistake twice. Next time just kill the bastard.
     
  4. 007

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    we dont have the whole story, they dont indict cops for no reason, actually cops get all the rights, normal american's should get.
     
  5. Alphaeus

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    I agree. I'd like to hear the rest.
     
  6. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I'm thinking maybe he tazed the guy after they detained him, story is just putting some spin to it.
     
  7. Soybomb

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    There is certainly alot more to this story that the grand jury heard than we have heard. So far from a quick googling I see the deputy also kicked the guy and the guy in question was a retired 54 year old police captain who denies firing at the deputy. The beaten police captain was accompanied by his friend, a retired Air Force colonel. The colonel was charged with attempted murder, but the charges were dropped. The deputy apparently has also had disclipline problems in the past including use of force related problems.

    As usual if something seems fishy, it probably isn't.
     
  8. Slick26

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    I have a hard time believing that story... (the original)
     
  10. Alphaeus

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    good info :cool:

    That really sheds a WHOLE DIFFERENT light on the story.
     

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